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Penne with Chicken and Broccoli

Rated as 3.88 out of 5 Stars

"A simple, satisfying meal that's ready fast. Broccoli, onion, and chicken combine with penne in an extra virgin olive oil and garlic sauce, for a quick dinner the whole family will love it."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 371 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring 4 to 6 quarts of water to boil. Add broccoli; cook until tender, but still firm. Remove broccoli with slotted spoon; set aside.
  2. Return water to boil. Cook Penne according to package directions; drain, reserving 1 cup cooking water. Return Penne to pot.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onion; saute 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add chicken; cook until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Stir in broccoli and salt; cook until broccoli is broken down but still green, stirring occasionally.
  4. ADD hot Penne and reserved cooking water to broccoli mixture. Add cheese; toss. Serve immediately on individual dishes; top with pepper, to taste.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 371 calories; 9.6 g fat; 49.9 g carbohydrates; 23.5 g protein; 35 mg cholesterol; 234 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made this tonight for supper. it was very good, even made with frozen broccoli (I cooked in it the boiling water for about 3 minutes) I added the cooked broccoli to the pan with the cooked ...

Most helpful critical review

We liked it well enough but next time I will double the amount of chicken and use only 3/4# of the pasta.

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I made this tonight for supper. it was very good, even made with frozen broccoli (I cooked in it the boiling water for about 3 minutes) I added the cooked broccoli to the pan with the cooked ...

I thought this was quite good, but I don't think the extra cup of water is needed. I preferred it without, since there was not much to make that water into "sauce"...so you just had watery past...

This recipe is amazing. It's delicious just the way it is--I won't even cook it without the recipe, because I don't want it to change. We first made this dinner to celebrate our first anniversar...

I finally got a chance to try out this recipe and we absolutely loved it. My son actually asked for seconds. I too omitted the extra water from my recipe and it came out just fine. I cooked m...

I really liked this one a lot. I agree with the prior reviewers, too much pasta. I used about 3/4 of what was in the recipe, but in the future will cut it in half. I grilled the chicken then ...

If you like a sauce this is not for you. it was a very light garlic flavor that i really enjoyed. i added a little extra cheese. after boiling the broccoli and then sauteing it in the pan it jus...

Could never get my twelve year old to year pasta before until I tried this recipe. She just loves it!!!

My fussy 14 year old daughter even loved this. Only change: more garlic. It gets lost when you mix it with the penne. I used 6 cloves. 8+ would suit it better. But GREAT. My whole family says th...

Great recipe!! Simple and tasty. I didn't let the repeated instructions stop me from trying this recipe, I winged it based on previous experience. A few changes I made to bump up the flavor: 1)I...